Page 166 - Week 01 - Wednesday, 9 February 2022

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I advise that Corrective Services intends to recommence using the centre for its intended purpose. I understand that there is currently one detainee whose transitional release centre application is likely to be finalised soon, and several other detainees who have applications in train.

Emergency services—funding

MR GENTLEMAN: In relation to the question on SES revenue, my advice is that there was a 93 per cent revenue decrease for ACT SES. This was because a one-off accounting adjustment and an award of a federal government grant to the ACT SES both occurred in the 2019-20 financial year. Normal ACT SES income remains consistent.

Community sector—facilities

MS ORR (Yerrabi) (2.43): I move:

That this Assembly:

(1) notes:

(a) community facilities and the services that are delivered through these facilities are a fundamental pillar in supporting and strengthening our community;

(b) the ACT Government, through the ACT Property Group, holds a large portfolio of community facilities of varying age, functionality and location;

(c) the demand for community facilities and the services supported through the provision of facilities is increasing in the ACT, particularly in areas of recent rapid population growth such as Gungahlin; and

(d) the ACT Government is undertaking an assessment of ACT Property Group’s current community facilities and that the findings of this work could be used to inform future planning and identify opportunities for renewal and growth of community facilities;

(2) calls on the ACT Government to support emerging and existing community facility needs through the ACT Property Group Portfolio by ensuring that future review work addresses the following priorities:

(a) assessing the location and accessibility of community facilities across the ACT;

(b) the quality of the facilities provided;

(c) the type and range of facilities provided;

(d) growing the community facilities land and floor space available; and

(e) keeping former schools as community facilities; and

(3) calls on the ACT Government to engage with the community services sector to develop community facility demonstration projects as part of a broader strategy:

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